Rumblin’, Stumblin’, Bumblin’: NFL Draft Day

Written May 8th, 2014 by WVaBuckeye

I rarely get into talks about who’s going where in the NFL draft because its really pointless to speculate. I mean let’s be honest, there’s always that one team that will mess it up for everybody else right? I have some Buckeyes to discuss and then my Bumblin prediction on which team is going to mess everything up tonight. Let’s get rollin’ with the good.

Rumblin’

It’s amazing to me how a players stock can literally go up after the combine and pro-days simply by being interviewed by certain teams and their brass one-on-one. Jack Mewhort has been nothing but spectacular in his play for the Buckeyes and did great at the combine and pro-day at Ohio State. He is currently ranked as the 7th over-all OT in the draft but has been taking care of business behind closed doors. He is projected as a middle to late second rounder and possibly fall to the third round.

mewhortmeyerWhat I am most impressed with is how he has handled the entire process. He hasn’t tried to sell something that he’s not and will provide a team the versatility needed in today’s NFL. Can the others above him do the same? Probably. What I see a team doing is taking a chance on him in place of a couple players above him in Taylor Lewan(TTUN) for obvious reasons  and personality flaws and Jawuan James(Virginia) because I just feel Jack is better fundamentally. He’s done all he has needed to do to take care of business and get paid in the draft.

He has been the best lineman on a team that was loaded with pretty good ones. Jack is leading the pack as a leader and a player and some team will get a steal when they take him. He’s making noise at the right time and it will be fun seeing where he’s headed to! Good Luck Jack!!

Stumblin’

Andrew Norwell has done everything  he needed to, to be a drafted guard in the NFL. There’s been very little he’s done that should change the mindset of people drafting good players. As it is he has fallen from a surefire late rounds draft choice to a possible undrafted free-agent and at no fault of his own. Admitted by many that are involved in the late rounds there is very little effort put into who they take as much as what they take. Read More

Rumblin’, Stumblin’, No Bumblin’

Written May 1st, 2014 by WVaBuckeye

I am really enjoying where this article takes me from week to week because I have the ability to pretty much say whatever I think about certain topics. At times I have obviously been agitated while writing it and have chosen to leave out Bumblin’ this week. Staying as positive as I can about our Buckeye topics, or Ohio as the case may be. Let’s get rolling with the good!

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Best Damn Hockey Fans In The Land

Best Damn Hockey Fans In The Land

You have to be happy, as fans with the current state of affairs for all professional sports in Ohio. Yes, the Cavaliers season didn’t end well and left a lot of people wondering if Irving was still gonna be around next season. There are some issues there that some fans feel that only Lebron James can fix. My position with this is he isn’t coming back and if he did, what makes fans think he can do it by himself when he couldn’t do it before. Like I said, more issues than just one player. Thats about as negative as I will be today because there is soooo much good.

We have fans in the great state of Ohio who will support just about any of the teams. The Columbus Blue Jackets single handedly converted thousands of fans to hockey and they appear to be here to stay, finally for those who have been fans from the get go! Those who support the two NFL teams have an opportunity to be excited for whats on the horizon, and the upcoming draft is no different. Both teams have an opportunity to supplement two already pretty decent rosters and the Browns in particular will make a giant leap. The battle for the North may actually take place two times in Ohio this season and only time will tell.

Baseball is in full swing and although neither is leading their division, both teams have fan bases that are more passionate than any other in MLB and would love nothing more than seeing each other in a World Series some day. That won’t happen this year, but it could some day. The fans in Cleveland love the players and really love Terry Francona and what he brings. The Redlegs are in a transition of styles in coaching. Bryan Price hasn’t won over the fans just yet, but it’s pretty clear he has faith in the pitchers he’s helped develop by leaving the ball in their hands, and his aggressive style should take hold as the season moves along.

I will never understand the color choice by those who selected them for the Columbus Crew, but the black and yellow seems to work pretty good for them. The Crew are the leaders of the Eastern Division in MLS and have a good team approaching great. Good coaching and leadership that’s developing young stars will give Columbus more to cheer about later in the season. Soccer has been growing rapidly over the years and they have a very strong fan base- One of the best in all of soccer! Look forward to continued success and a reminder that our friends at 95.5 The Game is the home for Crew broadcasts on radio which was a big get for the young station making noise! Read More

Fandom

Written January 22nd, 2013 by Ken

This is why we are fans,,,

Every once in a while, I’ll be chided by an acquaintance about still being a Cleveland Browns fan after all these years of living in Buffalo. Really, no other reason than, ‘rooting for the Browns’ was part of my childhood and will always be a part of me. But, to my friends, they are flabbergasted that nearly four decades on, I am still not a fervent Bills fan.

I think people are fans for various reasons and at different levels of ‘intensity’.  For example, when Ohio sports teams play, specifically in my case the Buckeyes and the Browns,  it is a visceral experience for me. I’m up, down, pacing, muttering, agonizing,  etc. In short, displaying most of the symptoms of a fully vested-my-life-depends-upon-it fan. When my adopted team (Buffalo Bills) play, I’m more detached  in my viewing. If the Bills win, great; if they lose, no big deal, we go on to the next game.

In this example, it’s not a case of  bandwagon effect since both teams have been disappointing in terms of success over the past several years.
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